City of Santa Monica

Seal of the City of Santa Monica

Charter City
Incorporated: November 30, 1886
City Hall: 1685 Main St, Santa Monica 90401
City Telephone: (310) 458-8411
Website: www.smgov.net
Population (2010 Census):
89,736 (2000 Census: 84,084; 1990 Census: 86,905). For latest State Population Estimates, click here.
Population Density (2010 Census): 10,663.8 persons per square mile
Population Age 65+ (2010 Census): 15.0% (2000 Census: 14.4%; 1990 Census: 16.5%)
Population Under Age 18 (2010 Census): 14.0% (2000 Census: 14.6%; 1990 Census: 13.8%)
Land Area: 8.42 square miles (21.79 square kilometers)
Water Area: 0.00 square miles (0.00 square kilometers)

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Named by the Gaspar de Portola expedition upon their arrival there in 1770 on the feast day of Saint Monica, mother of Saint Augustine. The name was later applied to two land grants encompassing the area, Boca de Santa Monica and San Vicente y Santa Monica. Senator John P. Jones of Nevada and Colonel Robert S. Baker founded the town in 1875.

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Map showing location of the City of Santa Monica